March 9, 2015 |
Eleven months after AT&T Inc. announced its $48.5 billion deal for DirecTV that would create a substantially bigger pay-TV company than Comcast Corp., the deal seems to be cruising smoothly through Washington, while Comcast's $45 billion deal for Time Warner Cable Inc. has faced a public backlash. The deals - Comcast announced its in February and AT&T disclosed its in May - have been a surprising tale of two giant telecom mergers. AT&T/DirecTV seemed initially to have the harder climb to federal approvals because of classic anticompetitive elements of the transaction.
November 19, 2014 |
The buzzer rang Monday on Comcast Corp.'s costly bid to televise Astros baseball and Rockets basketball games in the Houston area. A partnership of DirecTV and AT&T Inc. took possession of CSN Houston's studios near the Toyota Center and laid off 75 of the 141 employees of the bankrupt, Comcast-controlled regional sports network. The legal and financial tussle over the Rockets and Astros games has been watched nationally as evidence of a limit to how much regional sports networks can charge pay-TV distributors.
October 2, 2013 |
Thomas R. Haff, 89, a former AT&T financial executive, died of congestive heart failure Friday, Sept. 27, at the Evergreens, a continuing care retirement home in Moorestown. Mr. Haff, who was born in Minneapolis, trained fighter pilots during World War II. Though he was stationed in the United States, at one time "he trained Chinese fighter pilots and they didn't speak any English," but his communication skills did the job well, daughter Jane Fish said. Mr. Haff had graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1942, concentrating on business and engineering.
June 28, 2013 |
BETHESDA, Md. - Roberto Castro missed the U.S. Open at Merion. It felt as if he was playing one yesterday in the AT&T National at Congressional. The course that has hosted three U.S. Opens looked as though it could hold another in a moment's notice. Only a dozen players shot in the 60s, with Castro leading the way at a 5-under 66 that required some of his best golf. He made three straight birdies late in his round with a 20-foot putt, a perfect 3-wood into a par 5 and a chip-in.
June 20, 2013
Tiger Woods said Wednesday that soreness in his left elbow would keep him from defending his title next week in the AT&T National at Congressional, and that he would not compete again until the British Open next month at Muirfield. The strain in his left elbow first became apparent during the opening round of last week's U.S. Open at Merion, when Woods was seen flexing his left wrist or holding his arm behind his back after shots out of the thick, punishing rough. In the first match-play round of the USGA Women's Amateur Public Links in Norman, Okla., Louise Yi of Cinnaminson defeated Abby Newton of Katy, Texas, 6 and 4. Aurora Kan of Avondale defeated Hannah Wood of Centennial, Colo., 2 and 1. TENNIS: The All England Club released the seedings for Wimbledon, which starts Monday.
May 24, 2013 |
Aronimink Golf Club president Paul Coady thought that hosting the AT&T National for two years was a "good experience" for his members and appreciated the nice comments from officials of the tournament founded by Tiger Woods. But as far as the possible return of the PGA Tour event to the Newtown Square course after it completes its contract with Congressional Country Club in 2014, it's a matter of: not so fast. Coady said Wednesday there have been no discussions with AT&T National officials.
May 21, 2013 |
BETHESDA, Md. - The head of the Tiger Woods Foundation still smiles broadly when asked about the contributions of the officials, staff and golf course at Aronimink Golf Club during the two years the Newtown Square facility hosted the AT&T National. And with the PGA Tour event founded by the world's No. 1 player entering the last two years of its contract with Congressional Country Club, it could find a home at Aronimink again. Greg McLaughlin, president and chief executive officer of the Tiger Woods Foundation, said Monday he has stayed in touch with Aronimink officials since the tournament left Delaware County and would love to return there if Congressional did not wish to renew its contract with the event.
March 21, 2013 |
Jeremy Underwood came off the bench to score 19 points and lift North Carolina A&T over Liberty, 73-72, in Dayton, Ohio, at the First Four on Tuesday. The Flames - only the second team ever to make the NCAA tourney with 20 losses - had a chance to win it at the end. John Caleb Sanders drove coast to coast and flipped up a left-handed layup in heavy congestion that just missed. Jean Louisme grabbed the defensive rebound and, while Sanders rolled in pain on the baseline, the Aggies (20-16)
February 23, 2013 |
Services are set for Friday for the Rev. Alphonse T. Mascherino, 69, a Downingtown native who founded the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel in Shanksville, Pa., after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He died Friday, Feb. 15, of cancer at a hospice in Somerset, Pa., where he lived. "Father Al" attended Bishop Shanahan High School through the 11th grade before graduating from St. Mary Seminary, formerly in Penndel. His brother, Jim, said that after the attacks, Father Mascherino felt that although a national monument at Shanksville was in the works, the relatives of those killed in the crash should have a place to go in the meantime.
January 26, 2013
In the Region Hostess to unveil Drakes bid Bankrupt Hostess Brands Inc. said it expects to unveil a bidder for Drake's snack cakes next week, although the fate of Twinkies is still being negotiated. Drake's cakes are among the brands Hostess is selling after announcing in November that it was shutting down. Earlier this month, Hostess filed bids by Tastykakes maker Flowers Foods Inc. to buy six of its bread brands, including Wonder, for $390 million. - AP CNG trucks for water utility Pennsylvania American Water has became the latest company to give compressed-natural-gas vehicles a whirl.